Unofficial Dr Who Annual 1989 contributors revealed

If you examined the picture to the left, you’ll see Terraqueous Distributors has revealed the list of contributors for the Unofficial Dr Who Annual 1989. Familiar names include Andrew Cartmel, and a few lines up one Tony Jones! More details on my Seventh Doctor and Ace story once the book is out! +++ Message Ends…

Andrew Cartmel and Sophie Aldred to talk Curse of Fenric

November 23 (!!) 2019 sees Andrew Cartmel and Sophie Aldred at the BFI screening of The Curse of Fenric, newly restored (and extended) for BluRay. Tickets cost £15 but sadly the event is sold out. Expect someone to record the Q&A for posterity. Details (in case tickets become available) here. ::= Message Ends =::

Andrew Cartmel to talk Masterplan!

If you can get to Leeds for Sunday 12 May, you might like to know Andrew Cartmel is talking Masterplan at Headrow House. It’s a Who 77 Promotionsevent, costs £10 and details are here. +++ Message Ends +++

Comic Scene discusses The Cartmel Factor

Andrew Cartmel’s impact on Doctor Who and the Seventh Doctor is much discussed, but if you’d like a bit more, you might want to get hold of Comic Scene Issue 0. It comes up on offer sometimes, and covers many things connected with the UK comic scene (Issue 0 has articles on Dan Dare, The Prisoner and Tank Girl to name…

New Seventh Doctor Comics for 2018!

Over on Amazon I’ve noticed a new Seventh Doctor novel series has been revealed, with the intriguing title of: Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor Volume 1. The intriguing bit is the Volume 1 and the list of authors! Looking closer it’s actually the already announced Titan Comics releases for later this year. Nearly!

Reblog: Andrew Cartmel interview from 2017

Here’s a random thing: Andrew Cartmel interviewed about all things Doctor Who in 2017. It’s on the Movie Viral website and is a skillful interview conducted by James Murphy. The interview is: Cartmel Blanche. Is worth a read for the explanation of the Cartmel Masterplan. There’s no big reveal, but it does give some insight. *** Message Ends ***

Short Trips Volume III reviewed

In 2010 / 2011, the Doctor Who Short Trips range was a regular (every few months) set of two CDs brimming with short stories read by a range of actors, for all the licensed Doctors and written by a kaleidoscope of writers. For no clear reason, I’ve decided to commence reviews with May 2011 and Short Trips Volume…

Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who reviewed

There are many, many books about Doctor Who (I’m even thinking of writing one!) and not all of them can stand out. I’m pleased to report The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who seems destined to join the ranks of the successful. Put together by Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula, this book has a lot to recommend it,…

Reblog: Andrew Cartmel interview

I found an interesting interview with Andrew Cartmel over on the blog Troughton Is My Doctor. The interview is IN CONVERSATION WITH ANDREW CARTMEL. It talks about many things from the 1980s, comics and even Torchwood. Well worth a read. <:> Message Ends <:>

Doctor Who Cov Con 15

If you can get to Coventry on Saturday June 13, 2015 why not pop into Doctor Who Cov Con 15? Guests include the ever interesting Andrew Cartmel (needs no introduction), Simon Fisher-Becker (Dorium, pictured) and Anthony Head (School Reunion). The event is being held at the Coventry & North Warwickshire Sports Club, Binley Road.

The Curse of Fenric reviewed

My random walk through the TV reign of the Seventh Doctor continues with The Curse of Fenric. Written by Ian Briggs this is a rich story that combines plenty of themes, is a treat to watch as much of it is shot on location and gives plenty of Ace’s back story. It isn’t all perfect – my…

The Happiness Patrol reviewed

Welcome to Terra Alpha, a world where being happy is compulsory. Welcome to Muzak and the blues, welcome to state control of almost everything. Welcome to The Happiness Patrol. Written by Graeme Curry this is infamous for a Margaret Thatcher inspired Helen A (Shelia Hancock) and more still for The Kandy Man (and yes it is…